Exploring the World Ocean

ISBN-10: 0073312762
ISBN-13: 9780073312767
Edition: 2008
List price: $151.67
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Description: Exploring the World Ocean presents oceanography as a systems science, aimed at understanding the world ocean as a single, interdependent system of interacting geological, physical, chemical and biological processes. Also emphasized is the idea that  More...

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Book details

List price: $151.67
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Exploring the World Ocean presents oceanography as a systems science, aimed at understanding the world ocean as a single, interdependent system of interacting geological, physical, chemical and biological processes. Also emphasized is the idea that ocean science is an ongoing process, dependent upon cutting-edge technology and research. Students are encouraged to take an active role in learning by exploring scientific ideas, data, and alternative ways of thinking as they view oceanography through the eyes of an oceanographer.

Introducing the World Ocean
World Ocean Origins
Plate Tectonics Theory and Evidence
Sea Floor Features
Ocean Sediments
Ocean Chemistry
Ocean Physics
The Ocean and the Atmosphere
Surface and Deep Circulation
Ocean Waves and Surf-Zone Processes
Ocean Tides and Sea Level
Ocean Life and Its Evolution
Phytoplankton Productivity
Ocean Ecocystems and Fisheries
Humans and the Coastal Ocean
Future Explorations

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